Kiss The Lips IPA - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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4.47/5 rDev +24.2%
Hazy orange-yellow body with yeast particulates suspended throughout Bubbly ivory white head leaves nicely spaced rings of lace. Nice bouquet of caramel coated floral, fruity and pungent goodness. Solid, solid flavor profile. Nice malt base caramel but an even nicer contributions from the hops...orange marmalade, pine, lemon zest and grapefruit. This is nicely balanced, but the hops do shine through as they should. Medium full body and actively carbonated. This would go well with an array of food options, though fish tacos come to mind first.
12-23-2009 05:28:07 | More by Bighuge
4.33/5 rDev +20.3%
Had 2 pints of this over the weekend at Main St. Pour House in Stoughton, WI.
The pint arrived with a half inch of creamy foam on it, that laced nicely on the sides as time passed. The color was a lightly hazy saturated orange.
Aroma was very fresh and citrusy, unmistakable grapefruit and orange peel. Flavor was pleasantly bitter with some really nice grapefruit notes again. Dry in the finish with some herbal bitterness and pale malt in the middle. Light and easy drinking, with a definite sense of balance. I'd consider it very drinkable, as I had 2 in a row.
This is so much better than the bottles i've had in the past. Freshness is key, as it says "keep refrigerated" on the six-packs. Look for these fresh in the Spring, by August the hops fade a bit.
07-30-2009 17:54:12 | More by emerge077
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Saison Dupont glass
A - One finger of head sits atop a slightly dark golden body. Lighter than I thought it would look.
S - Sweet smelling; hops, slightly floral; bit of malt; tiny bit of golden raisin, maybe a hint of grapefruit, some orange, lemon. Some cereal.
T - The hops don't bite as much as in some other IPAs; they blend very well with the malt which makes this an easier drinking IPA. I'm not noticing much else but this is a very pleasant beer.
M - Medium. My tongue is slightly coated but you don't get that acidic bite which some others in this style give.
D - There are a lot of IPAs that, while very very tasty, are not built for session-type drinking. This one is a step away from that. I don't know if I could go through a whole six pack of this in one sitting but I could definitely go for 3. It's a very nice beer that doesn't kick your taste buds in the groin but still has plenty to offer.
06-24-2010 20:55:48 | More by Yojimbo1941
4.25/5 rDev +18.1%
Thanks to Eyncognito for this 12 oz bottle.
A: The IPA is an amber color, loaded with earthy brown and muted yellow notes. An ample head is lacing nicely.
S: The aroma is very pleasant, citrusy with a mango edge and floral finish. An excellent aroma that I wasn't really expecting.
T: THe hops are so juicy, so intense that this tastes like a fruit juice. It's not cloying, just loaded with sweet hops. Pineapple and mango, some tangerine, all dripping with floral zest. Grasses and pine round out the hop profile. Caramel and biscuiy malts are an afterthought to the hop profile.
M: The citrus juiciness of the IPA is great, a real surprise. The flavor is sharp and sweet throughout.
D: This one is going right back onto my Wants list. A great IPA that doesn't skimp on the flavor.
03-14-2009 19:27:14 | More by akorsak
4.2/5 rDev +16.7%
The Kiss The Lips IPA pours from the 12oz longneck bottle into my tulip glass a lovely crystal clear tangerine hue with a solid half inch of white bubbles on top. Aromas begin with luscious vine ripened hops. Big on the pine with vibrant citric, grapefruit underneath that brings tropical fruit to mind. Sweet malts lurk in the background, but the bountiful green hop oil aroma steals the show and draws me in.
First sip brings a rush of tasty hops, with piney and citrusy flavors working in and out. As it flows down a nice bitterness makes itself known as the hops segway into a somewhat biscuity, grainy clean maltiness. Then, the hops kick back in again at the end with some tropical oilyness and leave their mark with a well balanced bitterness in the finish. This is a tasty brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with plenty of active carbonation that dashes across the mouth with each sip. Overall, what we have here is a solid IPA that achieves a nice balance. I'd be interested to know the hop bill on this one...maybe some Amarillos in here somewhere, though I've never been good at picking out hops. Either way, it's a tasty IPA that I could easily sit down to a session of, another winner for Lake Louie if you ask me!
09-25-2006 02:43:31 | More by orbitalr0x
4.18/5 rDev +16.1%
Poured at the old fashioned in Madison in the Wisconsin tradion of a qurter inch of head resulting in no lacing and muted citrus aroma. A bit of ripe red berries also present. Color is beautiful straw-gold. Taste is lightly sweet and caramelly with good amounts of bitter and melony citrus hops flavors. Stickier and thicker than expected from the color but not unpleasant, adding enough body to support the hops. Overall a vary enjoyable ipa that is both crisp and full bodied. Will look for it again.
07-10-2009 04:07:21 | More by eallured
4.13/5 rDev +14.7%
Light orange with abundant white foam. Above average IPA of creamy grapefruit-orange and fruity flavour and aroma thanks to jpm30.Above average carbonation that is appropriate, though some ageing would be interesting. Tasty stuff that overhops yet is excellently balanced. Very drinkable.
10-19-2006 02:42:02 | More by Sammy
4.13/5 rDev +14.7%
kiss the lips by lake louie
4.5 deep orange amber with lots of small pulpy particulates. a modest head goes down quick but leaves a nice cap and artistically scattered lace. a beautiful beer.
4 lovely aroma as well, though a bit reserved. piney, floral notes accompanied by an undercurrent of sweet tangerines and grapefruit rind.
4 a mellow sweetness fully balances the citric bitterness. easy going but flavorful. feels like old world meets new world, reminding me a little of rogue juniper pale ale (but i like this better). by the end of the bottle i am thinking it should be just a tad drier...then it would be an absolutely perfect FPA (pls see below).
4 light side of medium body, some hop oilyness. carbonation is quite low and soft, making the brew seem more watery than it is.
4.5 the texture and overall balance of flavors combine to make this insanely quaffable. if there is ever a festival at which IPAs are served in huge quantity from tents, this beer should be featured there. it should be in a new category--FPA. seriously, these guys should start a festival in WI every year and dispense this from under a giant tent. i'll sure be there. there could be various events involving cheese curds, go karts, farm equipment and dancing. (hey they're an LLC, how risky could it be for them?) now that would be livin'!
08-03-2009 00:04:52 | More by brewmudgeon
4.13/5 rDev +14.7%
Thanks to my BA brother in law Craig for bringing this up to the northwoods of Wisconsin, along with some tasty homebrew i might add.
A decent looking IPA, clear amber, and very mildly carbonated. Managed a one finger pale tan head that faded to leave a thin collar of lace.
Very nice aroma of caramel and tangy, sweet and bitter ruby red grapefruit with accents of pine and papaya. Hints of booze and toasted malts also present and make for a nice overall olfactory presentation.
Very tasty, toasted pale malts with flavour of toasted bread and lesser hints of toasted nuts give way to the hops, with their flavours of tropical fruit and pine. Caramel sweetness with hints of richer toffee also come along for the ride. Ruby red grapefruit bitterness with hints of papaya and sprigs of pine make this what it is supposed to be, an american IPA.
A solid, medium bodied brew, with an excellent balance between malt and hops. Just enough lingering hop bitterness to remind the drinker that this is an IPA, and almost palate stripping. Some boozy warmth comes through and adds to the overall experience of drinking this smooth ale.
Very drinkable, enough tasty hops to keep one interested and coming back for more, and more. And the malts are quite tasty and rich as well. Despite the touch of caramel sweetness it manages to finish slightly dry thanks to the toasty malts, keeping this a refreshing and quenching beverage. Slight booziness only enhances the drinkability short term, and id love to see just how sessionable this one is, i suspect it would be one hell of a treat to drink this all night long.
07-06-2007 00:02:28 | More by demcorhip
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
A- Hazy yellowish gold, quarter finger head with decent staying power.
S- Very fresh citrusy hop aroma.
T- Mild malt sweetness is quickly augmented by a solid dose of smooth hop bitterness and flavor. This carries through the end in a citrusy finish.
M- About what I expect for an IPA, light to medium bodied.
D- This just might replace, gasp, two hearted for me.
A very solid IPA. True it's not very "in your face" but it'll do the job to scratch a hop itch.
12-04-2008 15:00:32 | More by Pauly2X
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
Kiss the Lips has a surprisingly clear light golden body with very few carbonation bubbles slowly rising to the surface. The crisply white head grew to two fingers and fell slowly to a skimming with a decent collar. The patches of head left atop the body have the crazy appearance of mold out of control; thick in spots and not in others. A few patches of lacing are left here and there.
The nose has a surprising amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice and candied peel to it that I thoroughly enjoy. The malt presence is very subtle and in the form of dry biscuits. A mild honey note combines with a floral hoppiness and makes for delicious nose candy. This IPA is unlike most others and although it's not incredibly hoppy it is awesome smelling.
The flavor follows the aroma closely. The lemon peel isn't quite as vibrant but it is in place in a good way. The malt is simple but fits well with a honey sweetness and biscuit dryness. The floral hops are mild but in place and when they weave into the lemon qualities it makes for a damn fine, easy drinking IPA.
The body has a moderate feel to it while the carbonation is soft. The finish is slightly dry with no stick left behind. A mild, bright bitterness hits the cheeks and sides of the tongue.
Kiss the Lips is a sessionable IPA if I've ever drank one. It's not a giant hop bomb but the lemon qualities are so refreshing I can't drink just one. A perfect summer drinker.
I've enjoyed nearly all I've sampled from Lake Louie and Kiss the Lips is no exception. Give this one a try during these warm summer months. It's a good brew to kick back and enjoy a few.
06-07-2009 03:32:32 | More by joe1510
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a golden amber color with a massive head of eggshell color, great retention and a pillowy consistency. it takes a few minutes to fill up the glass after waiting for the huge head to dissipate. phenomenal head on this one.
aroma is of spicy and piney hops, with a fresh and pleasant overall character. some yeasty esters feed off of the hop notes, adding a good balancing quality. somewhat simple in profile, which ends up being a good thing.
taste is bitter and hoppy up front, with notes of spicy hops and bready yeast. nicely composed with a bitter and dry finish of residual hop oils. very hoppy and bitter, with a fresh quality and tasty overall character.
mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry, with a bitter finish of residual hops.
drinkability is good. for an IPA, this one is fresh and full of hops, while remaining drinkable enough to be used as a session beer. cheers!
08-04-2009 18:05:43 | More by botham
British Columbia (Canada)
4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
A: Copper-bronze, off-white head, very little retention, initially some great lace.
S: Grapefruit, pine, grass, cotton-candy fruity esters, toffee.
T: Grapefruit, toffee, pine, assertive bitterness, tangerine/nectarine, biscuity-bread, slight caramel.
M: Moderate body is really smooth, with some hop acidity; modest carbonation.
D: Quite drinkable.
07-27-2007 00:38:11 | More by Derek
4.03/5 rDev +11.9%
12oz single, Rileys...been awaiting since learned of its release during a LL tour a month ago
appearance: pours into a great dane imperial pint glass...hazy golden copper, great frothy white head with nice retention. Lake Louie always lives up to billing in the presentation department
smell: very interesting aroma...nice grapefruit-hopping with a nice passion fruit compliment, toasted malt backdrop. Overall pretty nice
taste: I dont want to call it a letdown, but the bar is set so high for Lake Louie that its almost impossible to reach. This one follows through with a grain taste that Im not terribly fond of...otherwise it is moderately hopped and comes off very balanced...grapefruit, passion fruit, orange-citrus, faint pine.
mouthfeel: well balanced, super smooth, not very bitter
drinkability: very high
09-26-2006 00:20:55 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev +11.1%
appearance: The 1/2" white head slowly falls back to leave a nice layer and ring around the glass. The beer is a slightly cloudy amber in color.
smell: There's a decent tropical fruit hop aroma and some moderately sweet grain notes. Definately has the "Lake Louie character" that is especially prominent in Warped Speed. Maybe the hops? the water?
mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the high side of the medium range, and the body medium.
taste: Flavors of fruity American hops blended with a moderately sweet, caramel type malt note. Candied fruits and grain husk are found. For an IPA, the bitterness is pretty light. Could use a touch more character to the hop flavor...maybe some pine to crispen it up a bit.
drinkability: Easy drinkability, and a good IPA, while a departure from the standard.
Shipped down South by dirtylou
12-07-2006 23:36:40 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was golden brown/amber with a pocked, off-white head.
Smell was earthy and hoppy. Clean aromas of citrus and tropical fruits.
Taste was a nice grassy bitterness. The initial sweetness drops off quickly leaving a clean drying finish. Not harsh but well-constructed and flavorful.
Mouthfeel was zesty with a nice carbonation burn, not too much though. Medium body. I would seek this one out again.
03-24-2009 13:08:45 | More by Cresant
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours a somewhat hazy peachy orange with some nice white head and some rings of lacing with arching bit or two. There are tons of fruits in the aroma, mango and peach and apples, some caramel and biscuit, some hops oils, a certain butteriness to it, pretty nice. Flavor is much the same way, about the same in composition, with solid mouth, body, carbonation and feel very nice. In all, its a good beer, not great, but quite good.
04-07-2008 02:03:49 | More by objectivemonkey
Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
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